Tag Archives: Hawaiian music

Cyril Pahinui at Hi`ilawe

Remembering Hawaiian Slack Key Master Cyril Pahinui

Heard on NPR – Hawaiian Slack Key Master Cyril Pahinui has died at 68.

Gabby Pahninui with family and friends | Courtesy Panini Records

Remembering A Legendary Hawaiian Musician

Heard on NPR -Gabby Pahinui is known as the “Father of Modern Slack Key Guitar.” He was a driving force behind the Hawaiian Cultural Renaissance of the 1970s. Since Gabby died in 1980, three of his sons have been carrying on his musical legacy. But one of them, Martin Pahinui, passed away last year, and now it’s up to the next generation to carry on the tradition.

Martin Pahinui | Photo © Heidi Chang

Remembering Beloved Hawaiian Musician Martin Pahinui

Heard on NPR – The beloved Hawaiian musician Martin Pahinui has died at 65.

Slack Key Master Kapono Beamer | Photo© Dayna Marie Beamer

A Hawaiian Christmas with Slack Key Master Kapono Beamer

Heard on Hawaii Public Radio – Enjoy the magic of a Hawaiian Christmas with slack key master Kapono Beamer, sharing tales of his family’s holiday traditions and rich musical legacy.

Will The Descendants soundtrack get a Grammy nom?

Hawaii Tales Blog – Will The Descendants soundtrack get a Grammy nom?

Gabby Pahinui

Soundtracking “The Descendants” With “Real” Hawaiian Music

Heard on NPR – The Oscar-winning film “The Descendants” is the first Hollywood movie scored entirely with Hawaiian music.

The Descendants CD

What’s the story behind the music in the movie The Descendants?

Hawaii Tales Blog Post – As the Oscar race heats up, one contender has already won over fans in Hawaii, where the movie was filmed. And it’s not just because of its moving story, but also because of its soundtrack. Please tune in to find out more about the music behind “The Descendants” tomorrow morning on NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday, January 8.

Hawaii Ukulele Festival

Heard on PRI’s The World – Each year, Hawaii’s Ukulele Festival attracts thousands of people from around the world. Lately, the instrument is seeing a resurgence, thanks in part to musicians like Jake Shimabukuro, who headlined the 40th Annual Ukulele festival.

Heidi Chang interviews Kealii Reichel

Kealii Reichel -Global Hit

Heard on PRI’s The World – When Hawaii’s highest musical honors, the Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, were announced in 2008, Kealii Reichel won another Hoku, this time for Best Music Video DVD of the Year.

Hawaiian Grammy Winners

What Happened At The Grammys?

After years of fighting to establish a Best Hawaiian Music Album category at the Grammy Awards, the winner of the first Hawaii Grammy sparks controversy.

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